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May
2018

Chapter Event: 22 May 2018; Collaborative Design Approach Challenges for IT facilities in Construction

22-05-2018 6:00 pm -8:30 pm
$18.18

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Collaborative Design Approach Challenges for IT facilities in Construction

Join us in Parramatta for the PMI Sydney Chapter May event!

The next PMI SC event on 22nd May 2018 will be hosted in Parramatta, at the Western Sydney University City Campus, Parramatta, where Stuart Penny, Kerry Holling and Bill Parasiris will discuss collaborative design approach and delivery challenges for IT facilities in construction. The event will be hosted in the building that our three speakers contributed to delivery of during its construction.

Stuart, Program Manager – IT Transformation, Toyota Financial Services, will discuss the challenges of being an IT PM on a major construction project and look at how we were able to achieve some genuine and significant innovation despite the waterfall nature of the overall project.  The value of prototyping will also be explored along with some lessons learnt about winning the important battles on IT requirements so that the building remains capable of supporting ongoing innovation and change.

Kerry, Chief Information and Digital Officer, Western Sydney University, will discuss the role of Senior Executives, that is ensuring that programmes and projects have the greatest chance of success by providing the tangible resources and somewhat intangible support needed to be successful. Specifically, the actions and approaches that were required to deliver the Parramatta City Campus project.

Bill Parasiris, Executive Director, Estate and Commercial, at Western Sydney University, will discuss the key matters to consider when delivering a project of this size and strategic priority. Emphasising the importance of a holistic approach and quality engagement with key stakeholders, Bill will detail the challenges and lessons learnt throughout this still-live process.

This Parramatta location is easy to get to by public transport and is a 6 minute walk from Parramatta Station (see the walking map below from Parramatta Station to the venue). Travel time from Wynyard Station to Parramatta Station by train is approximately 40 minutes. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Link to the location : https://goo.gl/maps/LtARuACd9Kn

Location Map

About your presenter:

Stuart

 

Stuart Penny is an experienced Program Manager with solid consulting and commercial experience globally. He has a long track record of successful delivery of large scale projects and programs across public and private sectors. His 25+ year career has seen a focus on projects of all types, sizes and delivery approaches and includes starting his career in civil engineering and construction project management. He has a passion for effective management and leadership of diverse and distributed teams and a reputation for delivering strategic business transformation and organisational change.

Kerry Holling

 

Kerry Holling joined Western Sydney University in July 2011 and is the Chief Information and Digital Officer. He has university-wide responsibility for Digital Strategy and Innovation, Solutions and Project Services, IT Operations, Digital Security and Risk, Service Delivery Improvement and frontline Academic and Campus-based support. Kerry is also a member of the University Executive and is the Secretary of CAUDIT (Council of Australian University Directors of IT). From 2007 until 2011 he was the CIO for what is now called the NSW Department of Family and Community Services. Previously, he was the Australian CIO for Digital Equipment Corporation (1996-1998), Compaq Computers (1998-2002) and Hewlett-Packard (2002-2006). This provided him with invaluable insights into the technology sector, the operation of large commercial businesses, and the impacts of technology enabled disruption on both consumer expectations and corporate strategy.  After six years in the University sector, he was recently recognised as one of the “Top 10” most effective and innovative CIOs in Australia by CIO Magazine.

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Bill Parasiris, a proud Western Sydney University graduate and lifelong Western Sydney resident, is currently the Executive Director, Estate and Commercial, at Western Sydney University (WSU). In this role, Bill heads the Office of Estate and Commercial (OEC), within the University’s Division of Finance and Resources. OEC is responsible for managing the University's $2.2 billion portfolio of properties and campuses and all commercial operations. With over 20 years’ experience in property, commercial operations and asset management, his experience covers sales, leasing, marketing, property development, business plan development & implementation and project management. Bill’s career has spanned multiple sectors, including retail, commercial, industrial, residential and education. He is currently overseeing the University’s Western Growth program of work, and key WSU projects overseen by Bill include the negotiation of the largest student accommodation transaction agreement in the Southern Hemisphere to date in 2013; the delivery of WSU’s state-of-the-art Peter Shergold Building, home to the University’s School of Business, in December 2016; and the Liverpool City Campus in the burgeoning CBD of Liverpool in March 2018.

 

Time: 6:00PM (Networking); 6:30PM to 8:30PM (Event followed by networking)

Date: Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Location: Peter Shergold Building, Level 9, 169 Macquarie Street, Parramatta

Professional Development Units (PDU): 1 PDU can be claimed for attending this event

Cost:  Free for PMI Sydney Chapter Members (log in first), $20 for Guests

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

19
Jun
2018

Chapter Event: 19 June 2018 - PMI Sydney Chapter Event - Meet the C Level: Managing Complex Transformations - Management Insights

19-06-2018 6:00 pm -8:30 pm
$18.18

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Join us for the next PMI Sydney Chapter event where you will have a rare and unique opportunity to network with and learn from C-level executives and their insights relating to the three areas of focus for the PMI Talent Triangle, in particular Leadership and Strategic and Business Management.

The focus topic for the panel review will be ‘Managing Complex Transformations” and our expert panel will include Janine Modaro, Director-Transformation al Program Management of KPMG and Ken Sheargold, Chief Executive Officer of PM Partners and will be facilitated by Barbora Muzikant, Director Project Management Consultancy of ACCELR8.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Time: 6:00PM (Networking); 6:30PM to 8:30PM (Event followed by networking)

Date: Tuesday 19th June 2018

Location: 60, Margaret Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

Professional Development Units (PDU): 1 PDU can be claimed for attending this event

Cost:  Free for PMI Sydney Chapter Members (log in first), $20 for Guests

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

23
Jul
2018

2018 Career Week (Day 1): Starting out - How to get your first role in Project Management

23-07-2018 5:30 pm -8:00 pm
Free for members, $50 for non members

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Starting out: How to get your first role in Project Management

“how do you get a role without experience – how do you get experience without a role”

Structure:

Series of short talks about the challenges of breaking into this competitive industry and how to overcome them. 

You’ll meet with professional recruiters, like minded professionals and hear more about how the PMI can assist you in your career in Project Management including the PMI Mentoring program!

Who should attend?

Anyone looking for their first or second role in Project Management.  Any graduates looking for their first steps as an employed project practitioner.  Anyone who is changing careers and wondering what transferable skills to focus on.  Anyone looking to start this rewarding and interesting career! 

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

24
Jul
2018

2018 Career Week (Day 2): Tips to future proof your career in Project Management

24-07-2018 5:30 pm -8:30 pm
Free for members, $50 for non members

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Tips to future proof your career in Project Management

“In a profession where 80% of your opportunities are contract engagements – how do you stay relevant?”

“What are some of the hot skills at the moment and in the near future?”  

Structure:

A market update about Project Management in the current market and predictions re opportunities then a series of presentations from Project Specialists already in these “hot” industries .

Who should attend?

Anyone interested in in-demand specializations in Project Management & how to position your brand as a specialist project manager.  Experienced project managers interested in current and future trends and  market updates on opportunities.  Current project practitioners looking in future proofing their careers!  

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

26
Jul
2018

2018 Career Week (Day 3): Lessons from the leaders – How to advance your career in Project Management

26-07-2018 5:30 pm -8:30 pm
Free for members, $50 for non members

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Lessons froms the Leaders; How to advance your career in Project Management

“How do I get ahead?” “How did some of the best Project Leaders in the industry do it?”

“How do they select top talent?”

Structure:

A panel interview of 3 thought leaders in the industry.  You are invited to hear first hand, tips from top project practitioners who have climbed the ladder and hire program managers for their teams.  They will share experiences on how to get ahead, when to move roles, how to network and indeed what they look for when hey hire. 

Who should attend?

Seasoned PMs looking to further their careers in program management or get ahead.  Project and program managers seeking insight into the minds of industry peers and senior hiring managers.  This session is for experienced project managers looking for tips on career advancement.

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

27
Aug
2018

PMI Sydney Event: 27 August 2018 - How Multi-tasking Damages Project Lead Times and What To Do About It

27-08-2018 6:00 pm -8:30 pm
$18.18

AK100x106Andrew Kay will be running a uniquely structured group collaborative workshop on "How Multi-tasking damages project lead times and what to do about it"

The aim is to expose a major problem in project execution caused by multi-tasking and to find simple and effective solutions to avoid this phenomenon and deliver projects in less time.  Join us to know more about the nature of multi-tasking, its prevalence in single & multi-project environments, hear about Critical Chain Project Management Method and heaps more.

Time: 6:00PM (Networking); 6:30PM to 8:30PM (Event followed by networking)

Date: Monday 27th August 2018

Location: Cliftons, 60, Margaret Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

Professional Development Units (PDU): 2 PDU's can be claimed for attending this event.

Cost:  Free for PMI Sydney Chapter Members (log in first), $20 for Guests

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

20
Sep
2018

PMI Sydney Event: 20 September 2018 - The Project Manager: A 'Risk Lens' Approach for New AI, ML, Robotics Project Implementations

20-09-2018 6:00 pm -8:30 pm
$18.18

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PMI Sydney Event: 20 September 2018 - The Project Manager: A 'Risk Lens' approach for new AI, ML, Robotics project implementations.
 
Anu Kukar is an internationally recognised speaker and and joins the PMI Sydney Chapter event to discuss a risk lens approach for new AI, ML and Robotics project implementations.
 
All organisations are either piloting or implementing some form of Automation or Artificial Intelligence.  Hear and learn about questions to ask as a Project Manager to have a ‘Risk Lens’ during each stage of leading your organisation on their journey to implement emerging technologies.
 
Time: 5:30PM (Networking); 6:00PM to 8:30PM (Event followed by networking)
 
Date: Thursday 20th September 2018
 
Location: Cliftons, 60 Margaret Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
 
Professional Development Units (PDU): 1 PDU can be claimed for attending this event.
 
Cost:  Free for PMI Sydney Chapter Members (log in first), $20 for Guests

We are no longer accepting registration for this event